Course Title: Coordinate or set up machines for product change

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: MANU7381C

Course Title: Coordinate or set up machines for product change

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4389 - Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Course Contact: Tallal Khan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this unit you will cover the skills and knowledge required to setup machines for product changes. It applies where discretion and judgement may be required, for both self and others, in planning and selecting processes, procedures or outcomes. Work may involve individual and team activities and is performed within defined procedures under direct supervision.

This course addresses the following units from the program and all the units are clustered for delivery but may assessed separately

MSTFP2011 - Preform table-based operations

MSTFP3001 -Cut leather by hand




National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSTGN4001 Coordinate or set up machines for product change


1 Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) 1.2 Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times 1.3 Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with standard SOPS 1.4 Identify job requirements from specifications, drawings, job sheets or work instructions


2 Prepare to coordinate or set up machines

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Interpret product specifications correctly to meet machine setting requirements 2.2 Set machine in accordance with product specifications, machine manufacturer instructions and workplace procedures 2.3 Obtain material to be used


3 Organise sample quality testing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Operate machine in accordance with manufacturer and workplace instructions to produce a specified sample 3.2 Test sample, or organise the test, in accordance with workplace practices to meet required quality standards


4 Finalise and record machine settings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Interpret test results to determine adjustment requirements and re-adjust machine settings, if necessary 4.2 Assess adjustment changes in accordance with product and machine specifications 4.3 Inform appropriate production personnel when the newly set-up machine is available, in accordance with workplace procedures 4.4 Prepare reports and maintain records where necessary, in accordance with workplace procedures

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

Integrated learning activities in this course consists of theory and practical components carried out in a workshop environment. Throughout the course, you will develop the skills and knowledge to create custom-made footwear products.  You will learn to use and work with a range of materials, suppliers and components used in footwear manufacturing.

Teaching Schedule

urse Schedule: Semester 1, 2019





Week 1

Introduction to course

ClassAssessment 1: Oxford working patterns assigned

Week 2

Oxford working patternsWorkshopAssessment 1: Oxford working patterns due

Week 3

Clicking pressDemonstration 

Week 4

Clicking pressDemonstration 

Week 5


Week 6


Week 7

Sewing Machine and leather shapesDemonstration/observation

Assessment 2: Cut, skive & prepare leather part 1

Week 8

Sewing Machine Demonstration/observationAssessment 3: Setup & operate machine

Week 9

Cut, skive & prepare leather: Court shoe uppersWorkshopAssessment 2: Cut, skive & prepare leather part 2

Week 10

Sandal and Oxford shoeWorkshop 

Week 11

Sandal and Oxford shoeWorkshop 

Week 12

Sandal and Oxford shoeWorkshop 

Week 13

Sandal and Oxford shoeWorkshop 

Week 14 

Sandal and Oxford shoeWorkshop 

Week 15

Sandal and Oxford shoeWorkshop 

Week 16

Final class/assessment submissionWorkshop


Assessment 2 part 3: Sandal and Oxford shoe


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks.

All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is encouraged.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is on the successful demonstration of setting up and using 2 machines. The Clicking press to produce Templates for clicking out leather and the Threading and adjusting of a sewing machine to the correct tension.


1.  Students will individually complete the practical assessment of adjusting the Clicking press to cut using clicking knives to produce cardboard templates.

 This assessment will take place in the Footwear workshop.  Students will be observed while performing the assessment task. 

 OH&S considerations. You will need remove loose clothing, tie back hair if necessary, use correct posture and keep hands in correct location during operation. Safety issues inherent in working with electricity need to be considered.


2.  Students will individually complete the practical assessment of Re threading the Top thread, winding and installing a bobbin, replace a needle and stitching off, on the designated sewing machine.

 This assessment will take place in the Footwear workshop.  Students will be observed while performing the assessment task. 

 OH&S considerations. You will need remove loose clothing, tie back hair if necessary, use correct posture and keep fingers away from needle when sewing. Safety issues inherent in working with electricity need to be considered.


CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration (or Course Coordinator)

Other Information

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A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.



Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.


Special consideration Policy

If you wish to apply for special consideration, follow this link for the procedure.


Penalties for late Submission of Assignments  

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:

  • Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
  • Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
  • Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
  • Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
  • Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.


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